Anthozoa | Scleractinia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848). Tropical; 22°N - 11°S, 77°E - 154°E (Ref. 848)
Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka to Papua New Guinea, north to Philippines, south to Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Formation: massive, cerioid, with circular corallites between 5 to 6 mm in diameter. Thick walls. Beaded septa. Poorly developed columellae. Thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton absent. Grooves and tubercle structure separating corallites may be present. In situ, can easily be mistaken for a faviid with small corallites. Color: pale gray (Ref. 848).
Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end.
Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 28.1 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 1264 cells).